They are all at the starting line and it's time to start the marathon.
Only teams really can't pace themselves. In the NHL, a good start is often vital to earning a playoff spot in April. There may be a brief lull in late January, but teams that want to assert itself in 2013-14 would be well-advised not to stumble out of the gate and count on a strong final two months to get into the playoffs.
That's because the three-point games hurt most playoff efforts. If you are trying to rally from a non-playoff position, you can win games, but if your opponents can extend the game to overtime or a shootout, it makes the climb that much tougher.
So with all 30 teams poised to take off running, here's our look at the Stanley Cup odds for each team.